Pubs chain Wetherspoon to create 15,000 jobs over next five years

The JD Wetherspoon logo outside one of its pubs.

The JD Wetherspoon logo outside one of its pubs. - Credit: PA

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon is to open 200 new pubs and create 15,000 jobs over the next five years, the company has announced.

The firm said it will invest more than £400million developing new pubs across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Wetherspoon, which already operates 931 pubs and employs 34,000 staff, said the new jobs will be spread across the new outlets as well as at existing sites.

The new posts will include management roles as well as jobs for bar, kitchen and front of house staff.

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said: “We are looking forward to opening the new pubs, many of which will be in areas where Wetherspoon is not yet represented. We are proud to be creating so many new jobs.


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“Wetherspoon paid more than £600m in taxes in our last financial year and this will rise to approximately £1billion in the course of the next five years.”

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